September 25, 2017

Archives for September 4, 2017

Cayman Islands government approves three more PR applications

The Cayman Islands government have published the latest figures [Sep 1 2017] on Permanent Residency (PR) applications. The figures now show 120 Approvals since May 1st 2017 – with 73 approvals for August and three already this month. The refusals are lagging behind at a total of 81. The only number that hasn’t changed is […]

Team Cayman Islands excel in cook contest

First-time entrants, Team Cayman Islands placed second overall in the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge at the CARIFESTA event in Barbados (24 to 26 August 2017). The Ministry of Education Youth, Sports, Agriculture, and Lands (MEYSAL) was proud to be a platinum sponsor for the team and happy to provide this opportunity for the students to […]

Cayman Islands maintains #1 ranking in Banker survey for 9th year

The Cayman Islands has been named the world’s number one specialised financial centre in The Banker magazine’s 2017 survey. This is the ninth consecutive year the Cayman Islands has maintained the top spot in the highly-regarded, global survey. Mr Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance said the Cayman Islands had long been regarded as the […]

The Editor Speaks: Family support unit is a disaster

The RCIPS Family Support Unit over the last five years is a disaster. Three U.K. officers who looked at investigative delays and issues at the RCIPS Family Support Unit said police officers at the Unit were stressed out, overworked, and under-resourced. The officers found out of 92 cases they were investigating, it considered 89 were […]

Motor vehicle collisions in Cayman Islands during weekend of 1-3 September

From RCIPS Motor Vehicle Collisions during Weekend of 1-3 September, Minor Injuries Only; One Arrested Below are accidents of note over the weekend of 1-3 September; all involved sustained only minor injuries, and one arrest was made.   Motor Vehicle Collision in Pease Bay, Bodden Town, 1 September On Friday, 1 September, just after 10AM, […]

Cricket: Cayman Islands lose to Qatar and to Guernsey

Germany clinch thriller; Jersey, Italy cruise to wins From ESPNcricinfo Germany marked their return to WCL Division Five for the first time in nine years with a nail-biting one-wicket win over Ghana. Chasing a target of 159 to win, Germany were 10 runs away from victory with four wickets in hand when Obed Agbomadzie took […]

meeco increases capacity and installs again the largest solar plant in Zimbabwe

Pioneering, eco-friendly and profitable: Clean energy provider installs for Zimbabwean company additional off-grid/grid-connected solar solutions The clean energy provider meeco expands its renewable energy endeavours in Zimbabwe. After equipping the facility of a Zimbabwean company with the so far largest solar energy plant in the country, the Swiss-based group will now implement a further extension […]

Letter to the Editor: From Anthony M. Wright

THE BAHAMIAN JUDICIARY HAS FINALLY RELEASED ONE OF MY CRIMINALLY CONCEALED FOR OVER NINE YEARS 4 PAGES COURT TRANSCRIPT FOR MY HEARING 12TH FEBRUARY 2009 BEFORE SENIOR JUSTICE JOHN LYONS to wrightmanthony, Azaria, editor, Elsworth, editor, me, Lucia, newsday, oecs, oecsgeneva, info, info, info, info, star, editorial, editorial, contact, sun, Gtgamer, Editor, letters, Antigua, editor, […]

New documents show Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes ineffective and risky

GeneWatch UK today released an updated report on Oxitec’s releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands (1). The report cites new information regarding ineffectiveness and risks, including the annual report of the project, recently released as a result of a Freedom of Information request (2). The annual report was not available to […]

Camera lenses literally melted during the solar eclipse

BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable Will people ever learn? A camera rental company found its cameras and lenses severely damaged after people took them to shoot the solar eclipse last month. This, despite warning users not to point their cameras directly at the sun. Online rental shop LensRentals told renters that solar filters had to […]